Cleanup and Sanitation
People are quick to remove nuisance wildlife, as the pest is the source of many problems. The animal is filthy and dangerous, so no one wants it inside their home. That’s why you’d call a professional to get rid of the animal and make your home safe again.
Importance of Cleanup and Sanitation
Unfortunately, removing the animal isn’t enough to get rid of all the danger. Their diseases can stick around for a long time after the pest is gone as well as a potentially foul odor.
Inspecting the nests can reveal a whole host of bacteria and viruses that are still thriving. These germs can survive in the area for a very long time, and they can sometimes cling to the air and spread to the rest of your home.
This means that you, your family, and your pets are still in danger, despite having removed the nuisance animal. You could be infected by all sorts of diseases if you enter the animal’s former nest. The germs can even make you sick if you stay clear of the infected area.
That’s why you need to pay a lot of attention to clean-up and sanitation, especially after an animal has been removed.
Cleanup and Sanitation Process
Cleaning up after an infestation doesn’t have to be complicated, so long as you take the necessary precautions and know what you’re doing.
- Removing debris: It’s important to start by removing debris from the area, such as abandoned animal nests. Removing these early on makes the rest of the process easier because they aren’t taking up as much space. These items are also common grounds for diseases.
- Vacuuming animal waste: Animal droppings are full of disease. In fact, many of the most common animal-borne illnesses are spread through their waste, like salmonella and E coli. A vacuum is an excellent way of removing these as you won’t have to touch the stuff.
- Discarding infected material: The pests will infect a lot of things during their stay. This could be some random items lying around, furniture, or even your home’s insulation. It’s important to remove, clean, or replace these items so they can’t be a ground for more disease.
- Disinfecting the area: You should start disinfecting the area once everything looks neat and tidy. This is because there are still many germs on the surfaces, and you’ll need a strong cleaning agent to kill them off for good. Enzymatic cleaners are often the best for the job since they can kill things other products cannot.
Of course, each animal infestation is different so their respective cleanups will also be different. You may need to change these steps around or add some extra ones to meet your needs.
Just be careful when cleaning up as it is a serious health risk. You should wear masks and gloves to reduce the chances of being infected.
Call First Choice Wildlife Services
First Choice Wildlife Services is here to help with all your animal removal needs, and we also offer cleanup and sanitation services. We’re trained and able to handle the entire disinfection process so that you won’t be put in harm’s way.
Call us at 970-460-4044 if you live in Denver, Fort Collins, Loveland, or other areas of Colorado to schedule our services.